Car Subwoofers

Best 10 Inch Subwoofer 2023- Buyer's Guide

Mike Cross
Updated Apr 4, 2023
10 inch subwoofer

A 10 Inch subwoofer can be the perfect choice for upgrading your car audio system especially if you have a small real estate to play with.

These subwoofers are popular because they are easy to install as they can be put in their enclosures with very little modifications.

Compared to 8 inch subwoofers, a 10 inch subwoofer deliver more bass and sound clarity and usually can handle a lot more power without overwhelming the system.

There are tons of good  10 inch subwoofers out there. We  have reviewed some of the best depending on performance, price considerations and specs.

10 Inch Subwoofer Buyer's Guide

1. Kicker 10C104 Comp 10-Inch Subwoofer 4 Ohm (Black)

Kicker 10C104 has to be one of the best 10 inch subwoofer under the $150 price point. It has received over 200 5-star rating on Amazon and it has everything to do with the quality and built of the sub.

The impressive new design gives it an aesthetic look. For durability, it has a high temperature voice coil  and utilizes tinsel-lead technology for the same.

It provides great performance for seal  or vented enclosures as well as free-air applications. It is easy to install and will easily outperform any aftermarket unit.

With a new and updated basket, double-stitched surround and  nickel-plated push terminals, this kicker subwoofer is everything you'll want in a sub.


  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • ribbed foam surround
  • suitable for free-air use
  • power handling: 150 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 300 watts
  • frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5"
  • sealed box volume: 1.0 - 2.4 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.25 - 1.75 cu. ft.

What You Get In The Box:

  • One 4-ohm 10" subwoofer
  • Rubber magnet boot (installed)
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Kicker decals

2. Infinity Reference 1062w 10-Inch 1,100-Watt High-Performance Subwoofer (Dual Voice Coil)

Infinity are known to produce high quality audio equipment and the Infinity Reference 1062w is no exception.

It has a plus one woofer cone which is much larger than the competition . This gives better efficiency and better low frequency output so that you can get excellent bass quality.

It  also has edge driven dome tweeters which is 3 times bigger than the normal standard for a 10 inch subwoofer.

This is advantageous because it allows frequency to the tweeter to play lower which gives you a better blend between the low frequency and the tweeter, better smooth range and an overall output.

The edge driven domes also have larger voice coils  which allows for better power handling and efficient heat dissipation.

The infinity unipivot tweeters are mounted at a 15 degree angle and can be rotated up to 350 degrees and angle it for the best imaging regardless of where the speaker is mounted in the car.


  • 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • polypropylene woofer cone with large-roll rubber surround
  • progressive spider design for excellent cone control
  • frequency response: 25-400 Hz
  • power range: 100-275 watts RMS (1,100 watts peak power)
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-7/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.75 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.75 cu. ft.

What You Get In The Box:

  • 10" DVC 4-ohm woofer
  • Self-adhesive foam gasket
  • Instructions
  • Technical Data sheet
  • Warranty card

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3. Alpine SWR-10D4 Type-R 10" Subwoofer with Dual 4-ohm Voice Coils

The Alpine SWR-10D4 has a big magnet structure to allow more motor force thus giving you more clarity, more bass response and more SPL.

There is a 20% reduction in mounting depth compared to its predecessor. This gives you more variety of applications you can use the woofer. It also requires less air space in a sealed or ported enclosure thus increasing efficiency.

The Alpine 15 inch subwoofer employs hammer technology. This essentially means it takes a couple of different technologies and applies it to a woofer design. This means you get a woofer with a lot of excursion and a lot of power handling.


  • 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • Kevlar reinforced pulp cone with HAMRS Santoprene rubber surround
  • frequency response: 26-200 Hz
  • power handling: 300-1,000 watts RMS (500 watts per coil)
  • peak power: 3,000 watts
  • sensitivity: 82.1 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-7/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.48-0.93 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 0.83-1.38 cu. ft.

What You Get In The Box:

  • One 10" Dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • 1 Rubber concealing ring (installed)
  • Two 3" jumper cables (each has a single banana connector on each end)
  • Type-R Subwoofer Application Guide (English/ French)
  • On-line product registration information (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information

4. Pioneer TSW261D4 10-Inch Champion/DUAL4 OHM/1200W/40 Equalizer

The Pioneer TSW261D4 is available in dual 2 ohm or dual 4 ohm. This 15 inch subwoofer is unique in that it has an air suspension excursion system that creates a spring-like effect that will compress air and result in louder bass.

It also has interlaced basalt fiber reinforced IMPP cone for natural clean sound. It features a powerful double stacked magnet which gives you more force and SPL without sacrificing sound quality.

It has a one piece aluminum chassis that will increase magnet efficiency. It was designed to fit smaller enclosures. It is rated at 3000 Watts max power and 800 Watts RMS.


  • 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • oversized injection molded polypropylene (IMPP) cone
  • 2-layer fiber-reinforced elastic polymer surround
  • stamped steel basket
  • power range: 50-350 watts RMS (175 watts RMS per coil)
  • peak power handling: 1,200 watts
  • frequency response: 20-280 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-1/2"
  • sealed box volume: 0.65-1.25 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.9-1.50 cubic feet

What You Get In The Box:

  • One 10" Dual 4-ohm voice coil woofer
  • 6 Self-tapping screws (5mm x 30mm)
  • 39" Self adhesive foam gasket
  • Manual (English/ Spanish/ French)
  • Warranty sheet

5. Orion HCCA102 1500W 10" HCCA Series Dual 2 Ω Competition Subwoofer

The main premise behind this subwoofer is high excursion, high output and loud bass. It uses a rubber Tri-Radius symmetrical surround which helps in excursion.

It has HCCA enhanced voice coil and huge vents to help with the heat dissipation so that you can enjoy your music for longer hours. The dual flat conex spiders is durable and is attached to the base of the cone.

Since it is a competition grade 15 inch subwoofer, it is meant to be played with a lot of power. You will need a good amp to power the subwoofer. It will also  need a custom enclosure because of its size.


  • 10" HCCA Series Dual 2 ohm Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:

Peak: 3000 watts

RMS: 1500 watts

  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Rubber tri-radius symmetrical surround
  • Dual flat conex spiders with loop stitched tinsel leads
  • Enhanced voice coil cooling systems
  • High-temperature PAARC (Polyester Amide, Amide Resin Coated) voice coil
  • Copper wound voice coil on an aluminum former
  • Also found as: HCCA10.2, HCCA-10.2
  • Sensitivity: 84 dB

6. Clarion WG2510 10" Single Voice Coil 4-Ohm Subwoofer

This Clarion 15 Inch subwoofer is designed for both sealed and ported enclosures and do not require a lot air space.

It uses an aluminum polypropylene cone which gives it a stylish silver look and light weight construction.

Also featured on the woofer is a specialized rubber surround  for increased excursion. To maximize bass output while keeping the voice coil cool, a hyper extended rear vented pull key is also included. The woofer is housed in a custom basket and uses a strong magnet.

This 15 inch subwoofer is great for those who are entering the car audio scene and want to have a performance woofer without spending big.


  • 10 Inch Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:

Peak: 1000 watts

RMS: 300 watts

  • Recommended power range: 100 - 300 watts RMS
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohms
  • Aluminum-coated polypropylene cone
  • Nitrile butadiene rubber high excursion surround
  • Hyper extended rear vented pole piece
  • Custom stamped steel powder coated basket
  • Strontium high-conductivity magnet for powerful output
  • 5" Heavy Duty Black Aluminum Kapton voice coil
  • 30oz strontium ferrite magnet
  • Frequency response: 30-1,000 Hz
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 34 Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 5-3/8"
  • Mounting diameter: 9-1/8"
  • Sensitivity: 87dB
  • Enclosure Size : 0.75 cu. ft. (Sealed), 1.25 cu. ft. (Ported)

7. MB Quart RWM252 Reference Dual 2-Ohm Subwoofer, 350W 10-Inch

THE MB Quart 10 inch subwoofer is an affordable way to add simple quality bass to  your car. The subwoofer can handle up to 350 Watts RMS power and is designed for performance in both sealed and ported enclosures.

Since it doesn't have a deep magnet design, it can perform well in smaller enclosures. It uses a black injection moulded polypropylene cone.

Also featured on the woofer is UV resistant rubber surround for tight response. There are spring loaded terminals on the back of the woofer for easy installation.


  • 10" Dual 2 Ohm Reference Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:

Peak: 700 watts

RMS: 350 watts

  • Impedance: 2 ohms
  • Injection molded polypropylene cone
  • UV Resistant butyl rubber surround
  • Heavy duty textured powder coat finish
  • Deep drawn heavy gauge stamped steel basket
  • Dual mirror image treated spiders
  • Spring loaded terminals
  • Low profile subwoofer design
  • 2" High temp aluminum voice coil
  • Red nomex spider
  • Anti-resonant magnet cover
  • Frequency response: 30-250 Hz
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 30 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 83.1 dB
  • Top-mount depth: 4-13/16"
Mike Cross
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